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  1. They have certainly said that they have all the data and resources they could imagine/wish for. Let aside the legality of things. And of course an A380 is much more complex than a stoneage Boeing. In the end, we'll see.
  2. Where there is a will there is a way. This is also simply a "passion project" so it make take 1-2 years or even 3-4 years. To release it in a reasonable timeframe is not the goal here. The team also seems to have all the needed resources and contacts they need + access to a real aircraft, which is a good sign already. I think it can be done - nothing that is great is ever easy.
  3. Somebody else is making a study level A380 for P3Dv4 and Xplane11.
  4. +1 on the second MCDU. Really vital for a proper connected flightdeck experience.
  5. I have to agree. Messing around with all the light knobs to get good panel lighting every time you start up the aircraft gets on my nervers sometimes. I like the current state of the Airbus where one light switch turns on all the others to a reasonable level. I really don't get all the fuss about dynamic lighting in the cockpit, since it (currently) eats up to much performance and isn't anyhting real pilots would be bothered with. I'd rather have the devs spend their resources on the systems, a good and external flightmodel (because the default P3D/FSX one simulates a flying brick) and proper sounds for the immersion aspect. With that being said, I really like the attention to detail and the overall increased level of detail of the new Airbusses and I can't wait to see the finished product or at least the first previews of it being fully implemented into the sim. Exciting times lie ahead for us flight simmers as both software and hardware become much more capable.
  6. Also keep in mind that a new group, led by the people behind ProjectFly are working on an A380 for both P3Dv4 and XP11. No eta on that one of course (probably will take years).
  7. Absolutely amazing! Can't wait to see the finished product.
  8. I'll only believe it when I see it on my harddrive.
  9. That looks really f***** nice already!
  10. Does this mean we can expect more major updates for the new A320 series as you develop the A330 and other projects in that family tree even further? We've surely come a long way since the original Airbus X lol
  11. PFD should show magenta needles (with corresponding FMA' messages) and ND should show the GPS/RNAV RWY XX approach. Regarding the AP - technically no, should you not be manual already, execute a go-around.
  12. Awesome! Something like A2A's Captain Of The Ship module then? (Even if it's just a "lite" version of course).
  13. Well, regarding the systems then yes, maybe. The 777 is an EICAS driven airplane so all the systems and all possible failures are connected to a dynamic ECL and the EICAS. But as far as some basic autoflight functions go (FLCH VNAV) or even the flightmodel itself, it is not very accurate (lack of proper power-to-pitch moment, overshooting targets by a 1000! feet and the list goes on.) Might just be the limitations of a desktop sim (as is the case with any addon for FSX/P3D/Xplane) but other devs seem to get such fundamental things right - "an aircraft that actually flies like one, uhm what?" Let alone the fact that in the 747 you can still hear the engines during cruise loud and clear from the flightdeck...yeah right "proffessional recording equipment". While such "study level" addons may be nice if one wants to dive deep into systems they are rarely 100% accurate, not even 80% in most cases. Currently there are a lot of study level addon aircraft that do one specific thing very well (be it systems, flight model, sounds, immersion) but I have yet to see one that has all of them right. Some come pretty close, though. From an operaional standpoint the AS busses are very neat and based on your statements above, Mathijs, are getting even better when it comes to the accuracy and detail of normal ops. Especially the CFD and the Virtual Copilot make flying the Airbus much more authentic and immersive. After all that's what most people want from a desktop sim - an immersive and authentic experience of flying a [insert aircraft category] - be it tubeliner, classic prop or small GA.
  14. Awesome can't wait to see the finished VC. How are the new systems coming along?
  15. Yeah, it turns the 320 into a Stuka bomber.